Eat, Skate, Stay & Play – June 2018

Celebrate the arrival of Summer on Madeline Island at our “Eat, Skate, Stay and Play” event June 14th through June 17th. This 4 day island event starts with the 28th annual Chequamegon Chefs’ Exhibition. Our island Chefs’ Exhibition features approximately 25 invited chefs from around the region, demonstrating their craft in three categories: appetizers, entree’s, and desserts. This is followed by the 9th Annual Apostle Islands Inline Skate Marathon that draws top level skaters from all over the country.

There is no better place to celebrate the arrival of summer 2018 than on Madeline Island! Our Eat, Skate, Stay and Play event has a little something for everyone. Be here June 14 – 17, 2018 !*

Thursday, June 14 – Chequamegon Chefs’ Exhibition, 28th Annual, 6-8 p.m. – in the BIG tent. Cash bar at 5:00pm
Saturday, June 16 – The 9th Annual Apostle Islands InLine Skate Marathon – on the roads, 8 a.m.; followed by entertainment noon to 5 p.m. in the BIG tent
Sunday, June 17 – Sunday services, 10 a.m. to welcome the Summer Solstice – at St. John’s UCC

*All times subject to updating.

JUNE 14, 2018 – 28th Annual Chequamegon Chefs’ Exhibition

There will be approximately 25 invited chefs from around the region, demonstrating their craft in three categories: appetizers, entree’s, desserts.  All the fun takes place in the heart of downtown LaPointe under a huge gorgeous white tent, complete with live entertainment.  One ticket entitles you to sample each entry, along with a cash bar for wine and beer. 

2018 participating restaurants are: 

Bayfield Inn, Blue Bayou, Café Seiche, Copper Trout, Deep Water, Farmhouse Madeline Island, Free Hands Farm, Good Thyme Restaurant & Catering, Rock House (aka Jodi’s Food Truck),  Judy’s Gourmet Garage, Harbor House Sweets, Island Eats Food Truck and Catering, Maggie’s, Manypenny Bistro, Patsy’s Bar, Pier Plaza, The Fat Radish, The Pub, Legendary Waters Wii-Kway-Ong

Congratulations to this years 2018 WINNERS!

Appetizer category:

1st – Deep Water Grille, Ashland, WI 
2nd – Island Eats & Catering, Madeline Island 
3rd- Pier Plaza, Bayfield, WI –  & Fat Radish, Bayfield, WI 

Entree category:

1st – Good Thyme Restaurant & Catering, Bayfield, WI & Bayfield Inn, Bayfield, WI
2nd – Pier Plaza, Bayfield, WI 
3rd – Patsy’s Bar & Grill, Washburn, WI 

Dessert category:

1st – Gourmet Garage, Bayfield, WI – 715-779-5365
2nd- The Pub Restaurant, Madeline Island
3rd – Harbor House Sweets, Washburn, WI 

This is a well-attended and much anticipated event and the number of tickets is limited.  When making your plans to be on the island for this gala summer weekend, be sure  to call us at: 888-475-3386 for advance sale of Chefs’ Exhibition tickets. We can take Visa or Mastercard for advance purchase from our office and at the door, in addition to cash or check.  You can also reach us locally at 715-747-2801. Tickets are $35. Service fees apply on credit card orders. Advance tickets are also available at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, The Bayfield Inn, and La Pointe Madeline Island Ferry Office.

A special thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors!

Head Chef Level: Madeline Island Ferry Line, Madeline Island School of the Arts, South Shore Brewery, Beach Club, and Travel Wisconsin

Sous Chef Level: A-1 Express Rental Center, Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, and Madeline Island Golf Club

Station Chef Level: Dockside Gifts, Madeline Island Vacations, Madeline Island Candles, Adventure Vacations, Island Shores Realty, Xcel Energy, Madeline Island Public Library, John Apitz, Mary Magnuson, and Michael Collins

JUNE 16th, 2018 – The 9th Annual Apostle Islands Inline Skate Marathon

If gliding along smooth pavement through scenic woodlands offering breathtaking views of Lake Superior sounds like your idea of skating heaven, the Apostle Islands Inline skate marathon is the perfect event for you.

This unique inline race has something for every skating enthusiast and skill level, including a full marathon, a little more than a half marathon and fun race. The 8.7 mile looped course features a combination of flats, curves, straightaways and two hairpin turns on Lake Superior island of Madeline island. This is an exciting event for both spectators and participants.

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JUNE 17th, 2018 – Summer Solstice – Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday morning worship to welcome the Summer Solstice – 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s UCC.  Service will include Join Pastor Marina Lachecki in a stirring Sunday morning service done as only she can do.  What a fitting end to a glorious weekend on Madeline Island.